Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about Michael’s blasts-from-the-past Diamond Mind draft (0:20) and the White Sox broadcast crew’s beliefs about batting around (2:50), then discuss the evolution of BBWAA awards voting, why some of this season’s awards races are too close to call (5:35), and which players they would pick for MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year (11:10). Later, they bring back baseball historian, writer, and podcaster Steven Goldman to discuss ex-player precedents for Derek Jeter’s ascension to an ownership role with the Marlins (21:45), why the transition from beloved, legendary player to baseball-operations executive doesn’t always go smoothly (24:15), and whether the Marlins will be better off under the Jeter regime (29:50).
Derek Jeter Starts His Marlins Regime
Why the former Yankees captain might not enjoy the smoothest transition to team ownership
Joe, Craig, and Mallory Rubin pit San Francisco’s bread bowl with clam chowder against the classic Philly cheesesteak, and the L.A. taco faces off with Green Bay brats and cheese curds
Chris and Seerat also discuss the MVP race and where some of the superstars should rank in the conversation
Ariel, Chuck, and Petesy break down the biggest storylines surrounding UFC 270
Johnny brings on Janelle and Darrell to give a play-by-play of everything that went down on the ‘All Stars 2’ final challenge